from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Like an eel in shape, long and slender; specifically, anguilliform.

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  • adj. shaped in the form of an eel


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  • There he could see more creatures—a blob with leglike things that it used to crawl like a wood louse, eel-shaped creatures that would swim like a fish in water.

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  • Below, a tiny eel-shaped island surrounded by a black sea.


  • -- Macrognathus, body eel-shaped, with a row of movable spines along the back.

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  • A narrow eel-shaped island, subsequently known as the Isle de Galilée, lay between the Isle of the

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  • They are repulsive eel-shaped creatures, blind, soft, and slimy; their mouth consists of a hideous rasping sucker; and they pour out from the glands on their sides a copious mucus, which makes them as disagreeable to handle as they are unsightly to look at.

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  • Tim stopped short, with the little shovel of his shot-belt in his hand, as he felt the long leathern eel-shaped case carefully.

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  • So it proved; for upon unfastening the lid an opening was laid bare, and upon the "coorge" -- as the fishing folk called the basket -- being laid across the bucket and turned sidewise, some ten or a dozen silvery eel-shaped fish glided out into the bucket, and began swimming round and round in search of an outlet.

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  • Furthermore, after checking the net thoroughly, my catch was a single see-through eel-shaped filament that would not have supported a devout anorexic on a size-zero diet. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The tiny eel-shaped fish from Laos grows to just over 20mm and was named Pangio longimanus by the Museum's ichthyologist (fish expert) Dr Ralf Britz and Dr Maurice Kottelat of the National University Singapore. - latest science and technology news stories

  • -friend of a dude who got bit by something eel-shaped while said dude was skinny dipping.

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